And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob…
I. WHAT IS SAID OF THEIR FORMER ERROR. When it is said that they "shall no more stay upon him that smote them," it surely implies that they had done this before: this was their error.
1. They had exercised an improper dependence.
2. Their dependence had been disappointed.
3. Their folly was to be corrected by their Sovereign.
II. WHAT IS SAID OF THEIR RENEWED EXPERIENCE. "Shall stay upon the Lord," etc.
1. It is an enlightened confidence. It is foolish to trust without inquiry, and to refuse to trust the trustworthy.
2. Their confidence is very extensive. It covers all times; all events that can awaken our anxiety; all that appertains to life and godliness, etc.
3. It is a blessed confidence.
III. THE REALITY OF THEIR CHANGE. "In truth." That is the important thing. This confidence is distinguishable —
1. From mere pretensions.
2. From imaginary confidence.
Parallel VersesKJV: And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
WEB: It will come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and those who have escaped from the house of Jacob will no more again lean on him who struck them, but shall lean on Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.